Heritage Select Honeys
October 7, 2020 by bbfadmin
August 17, 2018 by bbfadmin
Did you know? Southwestern Pennsylvania is renowned for grass-fed lamb. Out of the 160 million pounds of lamb grown in the United States, only two percent is grass fed, and the rainy conditions of our region combined with the variety of grasses make for an extra special product. One of our favorite producers is Jamison Farms in Latrobe, PA. With customers like Julia Child and Thomas Keller, Jamison Farms is known for specialty lamb that is cared for with sustainable farming and decades of experience.
These meatballs are very easy to make ahead of time and are delicious whether cooked in the oven, over the stove, or on the grill. With the warm weather we’re partial to the grill! Paired with an extra herb-y honey yogurt dip, this dish captures some of the best flavors of our seasonal harvest.
Local Lamb Meatballs with Honey Mint Yogurt
Serves: 2-4 | Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 10-30 minutes
For the meatballs:
For the yogurt:
There are a few ways to enjoy this dish. Whether wrapped in a pita, over greens, or between a hamburger bun, we prefer a simple plate with plenty of honey yogurt sauce for a true melody of flavors! Enjoy!
August 13, 2018 by bbfadmin
Hark! The sour cherries are here. Available for just a short window in Pennsylvania in June and July, we spotted these bright little orbs of goodness at the local farmer’s market this weekend and immediately pounced on this hot ticket fruit! Sour cherries are very delicate and quite tart on their own, so although canned preserves are intended for enjoying summer fruits in the winter, a quick jam meant for eating right away eliminates the worry of damaging delicate hard-to-find fruits and concentrates the flavors in a way that truly celebrates the moment! We used Heritage Select instead of sugar and blitzed the cooked compote in a food processor for a fruit butter like consistency. Adding whatever fresh herbs you have on hand lends a subtle earthiness to balance the sour and the sweet. Yes, pitting cherries is a pain, but we’ve included a fast pitting technique below from The Kitchn. We promise it’s worth it.
Sour Cherry Preserves
Serves: 2-4 | Prep Time: 30 min | Cook time: 30 min
May 17, 2018 by bbfadmin
This stellar side amps up a weeknight dinner into something truly delicious! The dip couldn’t be easier, and features our Heritage Select Honey. The tangy quark, a fresh German-style cheese, is balanced from the bright mustard and sweet Heritage Select Honey for an addictive dip to accompany roasted sweet potato fries. Feel free to add any of your favorite vegetables to the roasting pan….this dip is so delicious you’ll just want to put it on everything! For the quark, we like Vermont Creamery’s version, found at most grocery stores in the fresh dairy section.
Sweet Potato Fries with Honey Quark Dip
Serves: 2 | Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes
March 29, 2018 by bbfadmin
Welcome to the in-between, that time where it’s not quite winter and not quite spring. Here in western Pennsylvania we have sunny spurts with crisp air punctuated by rainy, grey days–mud season. As for eating with the seasons, some local greens will begin to show themselves in a few weeks. Here at Bumbleberry, we’re eagerly awaiting their return! Greens are the perfect vehicle for our new Forager’s Collection Sweet Orange Blossom Honey. Coming soon to our shoppe, this single flower honey is a citrusy, distinct variety that simply sings in a spring salad. Check back to our website soon for the entire release of the single flower Forager’s Collection, including raspberry, blueberry, and avocado blossom honeys! In the meantime, enjoy this seasonal recipe. The orange blossom honey pairs deliciously with creamy avocado, earthy greens, and the last of the winter citrus for a healthful lunch.
In-between Greens with Orange Blossom Honey Vinaigrette
Serves: 1 | Prep Time: 10 minutes
-3 cups of your favorite spring greens (we used red and green butter lettuce)
-1/2 medium-sized avocado
-1 T. Bumbleberry Farms Forager’s Collection Sweet Orange Blossom Honey
-1 T. dijon mustard
-1 T. olive oil
-salt and pepper, to taste
February 14, 2018 by bbfadmin
Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s the perfect day for sharing sweet treats with those that you love. We spent the past weekend in the kitchen lab experimenting with our Molten Lava Honey Cream. It’s rich, a little spicy, and full of chocolate. The flavor combination lends itself well to truffles, and the intensity of the honey cream means you need less semi-sweet chocolate than usual and still end up with a delightfully decadent chocolate dessert. Instead of Dutch-processed cocoa power, we used raw cacao power to roll along the outside of the truffle for an added “superfood” benefit. Topped with a sprinkle of sea salt, these truffles hit all the right notes for Valentine’s Day!
Molten Lava Honey Cream Truffles
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Start to Finish: 2.5 hours (chills in fridge for two hours)
Yield: 25 truffles
4 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 T. Molten Lava Honey Cream
Cacao power (or cocoa powder)
Sea Salt, for garnish
#6: Roll in cacao power and place on parchment.
#3: Pour heated cream over chocolate mixture.
February 9, 2018 by bbfadmin
We’re squirreled away from the winter slush in the test kitchen experimenting with comforting recipes featuring our favorite food. Did you know? Honey is recommended by the World Health Association (for those over one year old) to soothe sore throats and tame coughs.
This got us thinking….what’s healthful, warm, and bright to counter this landscape of grey? Et viola, the Bumbleberry Farms Honey Turmeric Tonic was born. This endlessly adaptable, addictive elixir is a triple threat with the healing powers of honey, turmeric, apple cider vinegar, and ginger. Follow the recipe below and share your results with us here and on Instagram @bumbleberryfarms. Drink up!
Bumbleberry Farms Honey Turmeric Tonic
Prep Time: 5 minutes | Brew Time: 5 minutes | Servings: 2
1 teabag of your favorite ginger tea
2 tsp. ground turmeric
1 T. Bumbleberry Farms Heritage Select Honey
2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
*Swap in your favorite tea for a more personalized flavor.
*Apple cider vinegar is quite potent, adjust to taste!
December 6, 2014 by bbfadmin
We’ve bundled three of our most popular all-natural skin care goods for the busy bee in your life – Sweet Honey Lip Balm + Lotion2Go Bar + Sweet Feet Lotion Bar– in a sweet little gift box – grab bag exchange, hostess, or thank-you gift. Heal lips and skin in one fell swoop! Lotion bars help heal dry, cracked heels, elbows, and other rough parts. Smooth them on legs for a light, emollient sheen just in time for shorts season.
Just add your favorite loose-leaf tea, and you’ll have the perfect morning cup to start your day! Includes 8-ounces of our Heritage Select Honey in a vintage-inspired embossed bottle that’s lovely enough to hold a handful of summer dandelions, plus a little honey dipper! Packaged in our little bee-inspired box and tied with rustic twine.
Can’t decide on which Honey Cream deserves favored status? Gift all of our Honey Creams in 5-ounce jars: Lovers’ Leap Sea Salt Caramel, Squirrel Crazy Maple, Molten Lava Spiced Chocolate, and Sticky Buns Cinnamon. Made with fresh, mostly local ingredients like honey, maple syrup, and butter.
November 30, 2014 by bbfadmin
Bee-cause you asked, we’re bundling some of your favorite BumbleBerry goods together for one Bee Loved Gift Tower! All goods are crafted by bee and by human at BumbleBerry Farms.
May 22, 2014 by bbfadmin
Each Spring, for any number of reasons, honeybees in Pennsylvania are starting to swarm–leaving their homes and taking up residence elsewhere. Typically, there’s a resting point where the bees gather in a large ball–the queen can typically be found in the center of the ball–awaiting the return of the scout bees who are out in the field, looking for the perfect home. When they find it, scouts return to the colony and do a dance, called a waggle dance, in which they communicate the exact location of the new residence. Each bee then investigates that location herself, returning to the hive to dance the same dance, if she approves. Once all of the bees are dancing to the same tune–a democratic vote of sorts–they’ll all fly off together in a swarm to that location.
This small colony settled briefly on the frame of a reclaimed vehicle before I gathered it up and placed it in the BumbleBerry Farms apiary.